A Fantasy Edit inspired by the Angelcore Fashion Trend

The Angelcore aesthetic has been a subculture for quite some time already and thanks to the advent of TikTok and other social media platforms, we can all now take a glimpse into the trend’s current iteration. Angelcore is inspired by imagery and depictions of angels and is designed to emulate the same unearthly beauty of the European stereotype of angels. It has evolved however to include non-European angel aesthetics. AirBrush has put together a few tools to help you pull off that angel on earth look, so keep reading for our guide to doing Angelcore right.


Angelcore - glitter

woman with hands in her hair

Angelcore is probably the frilliest, most gussied trend currently out there and our Glitter tool falls straight in line with those traits. Our Gli tool will add depth and texture to the areas you apply. So to use this for the Angelcore trend, apply it to skin and hair to add dazzling highlights. Customise the strength of this self-applied glow by toggling the strength of the effect.

  • Go to the Creative Tab on the Main Menu.
  • Select Glitter and choose your color.
  • Adjust the intensity and then swipe over the areas you want to highlight
  • Tap the checkmark to save your edit


Angelcore - bokeh

To convey that otherworldly effect this trend heavily features, this next tool will come in handy. Bokeh breaks up the background of your photo while keeping the subject in focus. This can convey a sense of being untethered to your earthly surroundings. Increase or decrease the effect to show just how unattached you are to your mortal bounds.

  • Go to the Tools Tab on the Main menu.
  • Select Bokeh and choose the shape of Bokeh you prefer (perhaps the heart-shaped one?) 
  • Toggle the intensity of the effect by using the slide bar.
  • Correct any over-application of the effect with the Eraser tool.
  • Tap the checkmark to save your edit


Angelcore - filter

If you’re aiming for angellike in your photo, you need to go for a bright, glowy light because all angels need to radiate that enchanting glow. When it comes to casting the right light on your photo, our Filters never fail. Swipe through our categories that span over 300 Filters and pick the one that adds a diffused, angelic light to your Angelcore photo.

  • Go to the Filter tab on the main menu.
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  • Select the Colorcategory to see Airbrush’s newest Filters
  • Choose your favorite option. 
  • Toggle the intensity with the slide bar
  • Tap the checkmark to save your edit


woman with curly hair

Angelcore is about unearthly beauty and there’s a super-easy way to make your photos look out of this world. The Prism tool is the finishing touch on this whimsical aesthetic because it adds what’s best described as a fractured, rainbow shift to any photo. Center the focus on your subject, make it as big or small as necessary and your only decision is how heaven swept you want the pic to look.

  • Go to the Tools Tab on the Main Menu
  • Select the Prism feature option 
  • Adjust the size of the area you want to keep in focus
  • Adjust the intensity with the toggle option
  • Tap the checkmark to save your edit
woman in slip dress

Tapping into the Angelcore aesthetic was easier than you thought, huh? And all that without having to buy any props or adding anything to your wardrobe.  AirBrush, the easy photo editor, has got the ethereal vibe on lock and it’s up to you to show it off. When you’ve got your edit in the bag, tag your posts with #AirBrushApp so they’re easy to find. Then follow us @AirBrushOfficial on Instagram for our latest tips, tricks and hacks!